A Brief History of Folsom Prison

The documentary The Work was filmed on location at California State Prison, Sacramento, also known as “New Folsom.” Next door is Folsom State Prison, or “Old Folsom.” The state’s second penitentiary, its cultural legacy defined American incarceration for more than a century. And perhaps no pop-cultural figure has been more closely tied to Folsom than country-music legend Johnny Cash.
Produced in collaboration with The Nib.
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